The Power of the Written Word

The written word has a power that sometimes can only be realized by someone who most needs it.  A TCG captioner shares her story of how her ability to provide the written word for one student dramatically impacted and affected her life and ability to learn and to better understand the world around her. —…

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What Does a Closed Captioner Do?

What Does a Closed Captioner Do? Article sourced with permission from – Stenofabulous — You’re a What? What is That? I’ve been a captioner for close to a year now. When I meet people, and they ask me what I do for a living, trying to explain my job to them can be really hard, people…

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Debate Night: Relaying the Message with Closed Captioning

Debate Night: Relaying the Message with Closed Captioning   One of the hardest forms of stenography comes in the form of live television captioning.  It is a field reserved for the best of the best… those who can achieve a consistent and astronomically high accuracy rate, have a knack for remembering minute details from the…

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Meet North America’s Fastest Stenographer

photo credit: Edmonton Journal Meet North America’s Fastest Stenographer   280 words per minute, Jeffrey Weigl wins top speed award at the 2016 NCRA Convention.   At the beginning of September, word was released and the story spread wide across Canada about the fastest hands in North America.  The champion of the NCRA annual speed…

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How TV Captions Get from A Captioner’s Brain to You

How TV Captions Get from A Captioner’s Brain to You Article sourced with permission from – Stenofabulous — Inquiring Minds Want to Know I really love it when readers leave comments on my posts. You know that feeling when you get a package in the mail? Yeah, that’s what it’s like for me when I…

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My Life as an Independent Captioner

My Life as an Independent Captioner   I start my day by donning my captioning outfit (yoga pants and comfortable shirt), 15 minutes of meditation, and then follow that up with 20 minutes of yoga and stretching to get in the zone for the day. I grab a yogurt and a cup of coffee and…

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Major Milestones in 25 Years of The Captioning Group Inc.

This June, The Captioning Group celebrates its 25th year in business.  Since our very first show in 1991, TCG has been committed to providing quality, reliability, and accessibility to all that view closed captioning.  To celebrate our 25-year anniversary, this post looks back on the major milestones in The Captioning Group’s history. — 1991 “Fashion…

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TCG Beginnings – Remembering Our Very First Live Show

What was it like to start captioning a program in 1991, for the very first time? TCG’s President, Tamra Stretch, shares the story of her very first on-air captioning experience, including what it was like prepping for a program without the extensive resources we have in today’s age of technology and how this became the…

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